Ski Holidays in Mayrhofen, Austria
Set in the beautiful Ziller Valley, Mayrhofen has long earned its place as one of the world's top ski and snowboard resorts, set amid the vast Zillertal area. Wintersports enthusiasts can enjoy an incredible 600 km and the nearby Hintertux glacier included on the whole area lift pass and connected with a free bus. There has been a real improvement on the lifts over the last few years meaning queues are less likely, including the new 3S Penkenbahn (opened Dec 2015) which has doubled capacity up the mountain.
- Off piste
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Skiing in Mayrhofen
The ski area is large, varied and high. The terrain offers a good mix of cruisers and steeps and is well laid out for beginner skiers around the mid station of the Finkenberg. For advanced skiers there is the Harakiri piste, the steepest groomed slope in Austria, as well as some impressive off piste ski terrain. On the otherside of the valley is the Ahorn ski area which offer ski terrain best suited to beginners. There is now a new cable car to the Ahorn area and the fast gondola up to the Penken, the ski region is connected up to the Finkenberg, Rastkogel and Eggalm ski areas, belonging to the extensive Zillertal ski area.
The Mayrhofen ski area is impressive, one of the best in Austria and is backed up by the nearby Hintertux glacier which offers year round skiing and a snow guarantee for early or late ski holidays in Mayrhofen. For the more adventurous skier there are 22km of black runs including the steepest run in Austria, the infamous Hara Kiri with a 78% gradient. Freestyle enthusiasts will love the Vans Penken Park which is considered to be one of the best snowparks in the Alps.
Snow conditions in Mayrhofen
Around 80% of Mayrhofens slopes are covered in snow making facilities which supports the natural snowfall for more guaranteed skiing throughout most of the season.
Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Mayrhofen
Decidedly lively with numerous bars and clubs open until the small hours. Top bars include Bruck n Stadl, Ice Bar, Scotland Yard Pub, Strass Sports Lounge and Harakiri. And don't forget the legendary end of season party, Snowbombing. The White Lounge igloo bar is located on the Ahorn mountain is a must see, step inside the igloo to view the stunning ice sculptures or bask outside in the sunshine on a deckchair.
The Mayrhofen advent season runs from 16th-18th December and features a traditional Christmas market and tonnes of pretty decorations. It is fantastic for families and children will love the petting zoo.
Other activities include:
- Snow tubing
- Ice skating
- Sleigh rides
- Snow shoe walking
- Bobsleigh trip (to Igls, near Innsbruck)
- Horse riding
- Indoor tennis
- Adventure pool centre
Eating out on ski holidays in Mayrhofen:
- Grill Kuchl
- Zum Griena
- Tiroler Stube
- Mama Mia's
- Mo's Bar & Grill
- Café Tirol
- Café Traude
- Mann's pizzeria
With our excellent, centrally-located Mayrhofen hotels, you'll be able to pick up wonderful accommodation whether looking for luxury or on a budget.
Transfer time in Mayrhofen
Munich, Innsbruck and Salzburg are the three closest airports to resort all within a four hours drive or bus transfer.